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John Stocker, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 25 May 2018
John Stocker held the position of Chief Executive at CSIRO from 1990 to 1995
Annabelle Duncan, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 6 February 2019
Annabelle Duncan was the Chief of the Division of Molecular Science (1999-2005)
RV Investigator skidding time-lapse
The 93.9 metre research vessel, which weighs 6,082 ton, was moved from the wharf to a barge using a hydraulic system, and then towed to a dock, where the barge was submerged, leaving the vessel floating.
Parkes radio telescope and the Apollo 11 Moon landing
In July 1969, the Parkes Observatory played an important role in history, when it received and broadcast the first Moon landing, Apollo 11.
Mary Ann Augustin
Mary Ann Augustin has had several science leadership and multi-disciplinary project leader roles at CSIRO. Her main area of research is in protein structure and immunoparasitology.
Gerald Lightfoot [1877–1966]
Mr. Lightfoot came to Australia in 1906 and joined the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics where he was responsible for establishing the Bureau's Labour and Industrial Branch and extending it to the main industrial centres of the Commonwealth.
Visions for the future – Clever plastic wrap (1994)
Active Packaging – technology to ensure fresh produce reaches export markets in good condition.
Every drop counts (2000)
Australia is a dry continent. By studying how we use water, scientists can develop new ways to conserve this precious commodity.
CSIRO Medals 1991 – Chairman’s Medal – Dr Peter Room
Peter Room (CSIRO Entomology). For his work on the biological control of the water weed salvinia. Dr Room helped design and implement projects that cleared salvinia from lakes and rivers in eastern Australia, from 200 square kilometres of lakes in the Sepik flood-plain in Papua New Guinea, and from hundreds of water bodies in Sri Lanka.